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Rishard Matthews | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (227) / MIA
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The Palm Beach Post believes impending free agent WR Rishard Matthews will not be back with the Dolphins next season.
After clamoring for more snaps his entire stay in Miami, Matthews finally got them in 2015, and he made the most of the work. Matthews posted career-highs in catches (43), yards (662) and touchdowns (4) while only playing in 11 games. Despite the nice year, Miami already has their future at the position with Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker, and the Dolphins have big needs to fill all over the depth chart. Matthews should have no trouble finding a new home in free agency. Feb 4 - 10:34 AM

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Dolphins placed WR Rishard Matthews (ribs) on injured reserve.

It opens a roster spot with Matthews out for the season finale. Matthews was having a solid contract year before going down in Week 12, posting a 43/662/4 line on 59 targets. With DeVante Parker expected to open next year in the No. 2 role and Kenny Stills/Greg Jennings signed through 2016, Matthews is unlikely to be back in Miami.
Jan 2 - 2:35 PM

Rishard Matthews (ribs, questionable) does not expect to play in Week 17.

Matthews participated in practice this week, but was limited each day and has been unable to fully overcome his multiple cracked ribs. DeVante Parker will start the Dolphins' season finale against New England.
Jan 1 - 2:33 PM

Rishard Matthews is again inactive for Week 16 against the Colts.

It became clear Matthews was in danger of missing Sunday's game when Matthews was downgraded to "limited" in Friday's practice, after full practices on Wednesday and Thursday. DeVante Parker will make another start. The rest of Miami's inactives are C Mike Pouncey, QB Logan Thomas, CB Jamar Taylor, OG Shelley Smith, OT Ja'Wuan James, and DT Earl Mitchell.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Rishard Matthews (ribs) was downgraded to "limited" in Friday's practice.

He's listed as questionable to play against the Colts. As coach Dan Campbell spoke openly of sitting Matthews this week, that now seems the likeliest outcome following this downgrade. Look for DeVante Parker to continue to run in three-receiver sets along with Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Dolphins coach Dan Campbell said Rishard Matthews (ribs) looked good at Thursday's practice but said he isn't sure if he'll play Sunday against the Colts.

It's highly unlikely Matthews would sit after putting in a full week of practice, but perhaps he'll be a healthy scratch. Matthews got off to a hot start this season, but has fallen out of fantasy favor following the emergence of DeVante Parker. Parker is headed for free agency.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 02:21:00 PM

The Miami Herald expects Rishard Matthews (ribs) to regain his starting job over DeVante Parker.

Matthews is practicing in full this week after missing the last three games. DeVante Parker has two touchdowns and three 60-plus yard games in his absence, so Parker should stay involved even if Matthews starts. Matthews was averaging six targets per game before going down and won't be higher than a WR3.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 08:02:00 PM

Dolphins declared WR Rishard Matthews, QB Logan Thomas, DE Jordan Williams, DT Earl Mitchell, OT Ja'Wuan James, and LB Jelani Jenkins inactive for Week 15 against the Chargers.

With Matthews (ribs) out, DeVante Parker will get another start.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (ribs) is questionable for Week 15 against the Chargers.

He's practiced on a limited basis all week. Rookie DeVante Parker has played a bigger role in the passing game during his absence. Matthews will be a WR3 if he suits up on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (ribs) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Matthews will probably be back for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but it's not a certainty. He'll split reps with DeVante Parker if he returns, rendering both nonentities in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 02:39:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (ribs) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

It puts him on track to play this week. Matthews has missed the last two games with broken ribs. His return could push DeVante Parker into three-wide sets.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Dolphins declared WR Rishard Matthews, G/C Jacques McClendon, OT Ulrick John, DE Jordan Williams, RT Ja'Wuan James, and DE Terrence Fede inactive for Monday night's Week 14 games against the Giants.

Matthews remains out with broken ribs. James still has a toe injury.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 07:37:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Matthews hasn't practiced since going down in Week 12. DeVante Parker will continue to start opposite Jarvis Landry.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Rishard Matthews (ribs) isn't practicing ahead of Monday night's game against the Giants.

Most signs point toward Matthews sitting out against the G-Men. His absence has created an increased role for DeVante Parker, giving the rookie wideout WR3 status.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 03:03:00 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Rishard Matthews (ribs) is expected to miss Week 14.

Matthews suffered cracked ribs against the Jets Week 12 and did not practice at all last week. DeVante Parker made a leaping touchdown grab to score Miami's only offensive touchdown against the Ravens, and he should continue to play the majority of the snaps as long as Matthews is out. Parker will be an upside WR3 against the Giants on Monday night.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:58:00 AM

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QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Logan Thomas
3Zac Dysert
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3Jahwan Edwards
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3RB1Damien Williams
2Jay Ajayi
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Greg Jennings
3Matt Hazel
4Robert Herron
5Tyler Murphy
WR21DeVante Parker
2Kenny Stills
3Tyler Davis
4Damarr Aultman
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
4Brandon Williams
5Dominique Jones
LT1Branden Albert
LG1Dallas Thomas
2Billy Turner
3Anthony Steen
C1Mike Pouncey
RG1Jamil Douglas
2Vinston Painter
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Ulrick John
K1Andrew Franks